Women's Bible Study
THE CURE, JOHN LYNCH
The Cure gives the diagnosis of this century’s religious obsession with sin-management. It has poisoned the Church, obscuring the Original Good News and sending millions away-wounded, angry and cynical, from nearly any organized expression of faith. The Cure offers an authentic experience in Christ that frees some from a self-rewarded righteousness, and others from a beaten down striving for a righteousness they can never seem to attain. The Cure infuses a relational theology of grace and identity, which alone can heal, free and create sustainable, genuine, loving, life-giving communities. From the back cover: We thought we were cured. We thought so, but most of us unwittingly carried an old, dead outlook into our new life. We couldn't measure up to a standard we created, so we convinced
ourselves it was God's. We read his words through our grid of shame and felt ourselves fall farther
and farther behind. We took it out on each other, judging, comparing, faking, splintering. Some of us
retreated from the whole charade, becoming cynical, mistrusting, jaded from hope. Our marriages, churches,
families, friendships, our marketplaces, our culture... they all need the cure. But God's cures rarely come in
the form we expect. What if, indeed, God is not who we think he is... and neither are we?